Just weeks ago I was asked to put together an aphrodisiac platter for a Valentine’s Day dinner. The goal was to enlighten guests on how food can affect us while tantalizing taste buds. Sure we had the essential oysters, but this was an opportunity go beyond and have fun with it.

Coconut milk is a lesser known aphrodisiac. Aside from being delicious, coconut milk enhances sexual desire. But plain coconut milk is a bit dull so we took it a step further and added cardamom and honey to really boost the power.

Cardamom is a warming spice that heats up our sex drive, and honey is one of the best re-generators of sexual energy.

Drink this lovely elixir as a warm tea, add it to your coffee or use it as a base for your smoothie. It’s good for you and your libido!

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Cardamom Honey Coconut Milk

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey

Place the water, coconut flakes and cardamom pods in a pan; bring to a simmer. Turn off heat, cover and steep 15 – 30 minutes.

Pour ingredients in a blender, add the honey and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Enjoy warm or cool.

Store in refrigerator. Coconut milk will separate; shake to recombine.

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Happy Healthy Tips: Many say raw honey should not be heated so in this recipe we add the honey during blending, after steeping the milk

For more recipes, go to Monique’s blog: FatandHappyBlog.com and Monique’s new site,HappyEatsHealthy.com

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